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    Whiskeytown

    National Recreation Area California

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Join a Ranger for a Guided Hike in March and April and Get in Shape for Waterfall Week!

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Date: March 12, 2010
Contact: Visitor Center, (530) 246-1225

Springtime is nearly upon us, and now is the perfect time for visitors to venture to Whiskeytown National Recreation Area for a ranger-guided hike on some of the parks most popular and scenic trails.  In concert with the Healthy Shasta Initiative and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign, both of which recognize daily exercise as an essential component of a healthy lifestyle, Whiskeytown will be offering hikes every Saturday from March 13, 2010, through April 24.  “As a partner in Healthy Shasta and the First Lady’s meaningful endeavors, the National Park Service is committed to providing our community members with opportunities to boost their physical activity and discover the natural wonders of Whiskeytown’s backcountry,” stated Superintendent Jim Milestone.

 

Visitors can look forward to elevating their heart rate and experience the natural sights and sounds of the forest and wildlife that share the trail.  “Now is a great time to hit the trails with the whole family and build up to the challenge of hiking to all three waterfalls during our special Waterfall Week event which runs from April 18 through April 24,” concluded Milestone.

 

The ranger-guided hikes are free and open to all ages, though reservations for the programs are required and allotted on a first-come-first-served basis.  Reservations can be made up to two weeks in advance of the date for each hike by calling the Visitor Center at (530) 246-1225.

 

Details for each of the hikes will be available when calling the Visitor Center.  The tentative  schedule  for the Saturday hikes s as follows:

 

March 13 - Salt Creek Loop Trail

March 20 – Clear Creek Vista Trail

March 27 – Lower Brandy Creek Trail

April 3 – Clear Creek Canal Trail

April 10 – Davis Gulch Trail

April 17 – Shasta Mine Loop Trail

April 24 – James K. Carr Trail to Whiskeytown Falls

 

For more information on small changes that lead to a healthy life, please visit Healthy Shasta’s website at http://www.healthyshasta.org and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign at http://www.letsmove.gov

 

For more information on Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, please call the Visitor Center at (530) 246-1225, or stop by during the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  You can also visit the park’s website at http://www.nps.gov/whis

 

 

-NPS-

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